It has just been announced that an index tracking the value of 200 of the rarest British coins outperformed the FTSE 100 last year.
The coin index, tracked by Stanley Gibbons, recorded a return of 6.2% in 2015, beating the FTSE 100, which lost 4.9%.
Investment specialists point to coins being a classic heritage investment, with more than two and a half millennia of history, tangibility, desirability and strong investment growth as well as being much more enjoyable to own than a share certificate.
The standout performer in the Index was the 1738 George II Gold Five Guineas, which increased by 50% to a value of £45,000.
That’s by no means the most valuable coin in the Index though. That honour goes to the 1703 Anne Pre-Union Type Gold Five Guineas, which is valued at £375,000 having risen by £50,000 in the last 12 months.
The Sovereign that shouldn’t exist
The Rare Coin Index is a list of classic coins with a story and they don’t come much better than the Sovereign that shouldn’t exist…
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